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family heritage and the jimmy.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ryder, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. ryder

    ryder Registered Member

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    thirty years ago my old man bought a 73 jimmy and has put it over 400k. I was brought home from the hospital when I was born. When I was fifteen I rolled it for him on a country road, we rebuilt. Two years ago he picked himself up a 91 k5 so as he went into retirment he would have a newer rig. And as of today I just picked it up from him for 1500 bucks. Needs some work, now I will get my chance to make it fresh again and build it just like I dreamed when I was a kid. Pretty sure you chaps will be a great help. If there is anything that is a notorious problem with these rigs please let me know. Like I said it's a 73 jimmy with a 350, th350 auto, np203 transfer, I am unsure of what axles are underneath her but know that it's running 373's, you just have to love your heritage.
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Front will be a Dana 44; rear is a 12 bolt -- assuming it's stock. Your baby is prolly just like my '74 (except I have that snazzy bowtie on the grille instead of your three letters <g> ... my Burb's like that, she's GMC).

    Nice truck, btw. Full-verts *rock*.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Welcome to the site! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The front and rear axles will be the D44 and 12 bolt. Ratio will probably be 3.73.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Welcome to CK5. Please post some pictures of your Jimmy. Webshot is free. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I'm somewhat in the same boat as you, my dad bought an 80 Jimmy 9 years ago and I've always wanted it. Now I do have it and I'm making it better than ever. Good luck with it /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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